Mangrove Crab as a Model for Development of a Quarantine System to Screen Species for Aquaculture in Guam
July 1, 1993
|Guam||$50,234||University of Guam and Hawaii Aquaculture Development Program||I. Silva-Krott, J. Brown, D. Crisostomo, R. Barber, and J. Brock|
- Establish an aquatic animal quarantine area, which will be used to screen species for pathogens, at the University of Guam Marine Laboratory.
- Capture local juvenile through adult mangrove crabs and transfer into the quarantine area for pathogen and disease studies.
- Screen incoming and enhancement reared crabs for biotic agents.
- Identify a list of pathogens and disease syndromes found in wild-caught mangrove crabs.
- Formulate pathogen and disease risk assessment for introduction of feral broodstock mangrove crabs to the Guam Aquaculture Development and Training Center.
- Evaluate the economic feasibility of commercial-scale mangrove crab production in Guam.